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Without a doubt Miami is the Magic City.  There is a unique alchemy of cigar smoke, the Everglades, luxury condos, sunshine, contemporary art, hurricanes, nightclubs, Tequestas, celebrities, and cordaditos that has created such a vibrant city.

PechaKucha Miami in collaboration with Fordistas will feature six local luminaries who will bring to life some of the city's lesser known stories in short presentations less than six minutes each. Won't you join us for a night of Miami Obscura?

The Fordistas program, powered by South Florida Ford, is a platform for emerging arts and culture focused on nurturing and elevating homegrown talent in our community. 

RSVP REQUIRED  https://pechakuchamiamiobscura.eventbrite.com


Beats provided by DJ Andie Sweetswirl

Special installation by Giants in the City

Media partnerships with Atlas Obscura, AIGA Miami, The New Tropic, and Tropicult


Product Design & Rapid Prototyping

@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Werner Blumenthal discusses the different types of technology in 3D printing today, including the process of researching, engineering, and prototyping that must be done to create products quickly and efficiently. 


3D-Printed for Daily Life

@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Architect Oscar Glottman talks about MGX by Materialise, a company which uses 3D printing technology to create items that can be incorporated into daily life. With creations ranging from jewelry to furniture, 3D printing utilizes both mathematic equations and organic compositions to create unique, usable designs. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 10, 2014.


Mathematics with 3D Printing

@ VOL 23 ON SEP 20, 2013

Ken Baker speaks on the progression of mathematics in 3D printing, including experimentation with sense of depth, curves, planes, and symmetry. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 5, 2014.


Far Out & East

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Sarah Michelle Rupert represents Girls' Club, a non-profit private foundation and exhibition space which was created to educate the public and nurture careers of contemporary female artists. She focuses on the art of Su-en Wong, who creates pieces influenced by social realism, duality, and self-identity formation. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 6, 2014.


Feminism Through Art

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Alpesh Kantilal Patel showcases art exhibits that challenge gender and sexuality norms. International feminism and liberation of women are emphasized in this combination of art and activism. 


People of Two Spirits

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Houston Cypress, of the Miccosukee Native American tribe, speaks of the "two-spirit" phenomena within Native American culture. He approaches the subject stating that this idea is not so much a sexual orientation but a gender analysis. Houston gives us great examples of transgender aboriginal peoples serving all sorts of roles within their communities, and discusses his personal experiences coming out. 


The LBGT Archives

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Emery Grant represents the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, an institution working to become recognized as the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender museum in the US. He discusses origin of the Stonewall's collection, delves a bit into LBGT history, and speaks about the future of the LBGT human rights movement.  


In Vogue

@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Mixed-media artist Daniela Montoya conducted her master's thesis on the ballroom community dance known as "Vogue". Daniela's research work on this subculture revealed a unique heirarchy and kinship system including titles like "mother" and "sister" and she exounds upon the influence the vogue subculture has had upon pop culture.



Thirtieth PechaKucha Miami Draws 300 Fans

World Red Eye covers PechaKucha Miami City of the Future.
Miami, FL – February 20, 2015 – Innovation & Engineering Weekend at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science continued with a fascinating City of the Future PechaKucha Night 20×20 presentation, a speaker format in which 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds. Local young professionals and key tastemakers were invited by the Frost Science Young Patrons to enjoy an evening of fun in an intellectual atmosphere. The night begun with a welcome from Gillian Thomas, CEO and President of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, followed by the PechaKucha presenters which included Camille Coley, J.D., Associate Vice President for Research and Interim Director of Sponsored Research for Florida Atlantic University’s Southeast National Marine Renewable Energy Center; Meg Daly, Founder and President of The Underline; Stephen Davis III, Ph.D., Wetland Ecologist for the Everglades Foundation; Trevor Powers, Vice President of Engineering & Facilities of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; and David Rifkind, Associate Professor of Architecture at Florida International University. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed libations courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Mandarine Napoléon, ZIOBAFFA, Lucky Buddha and Lemon City Tea, music by Dani Nicole, and gifts from Aesop, while making their very own pottery through a special Maker’s activity. The evening concluded by the “raku” kiln fire while the pottery was cured for guests to take home.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Carl Hildebrand

    Going on seven years I've enjoyed bringing Miami's best and brightest together through PechaKucha Miami whether it be at the Rooftop Garden in the Miami Design District, Fairchild Tropical Garden, AIA National Convention, Bass Museum, or Wolfsonian- FIU. I celebrated my thirtieth program at the Miami Museum of Science on the theme of City of the Future to a full house. Now I'm looking forward to the next thirty events, starting this coming year working with new presenters at new venues on topics such as typography, sustainability, work process and practice, social innovation, resilience and obscura...

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